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in los angeles thanks. >>> hundreds of volunteers who you are ared to new york after superstorm sandy are settling into their home away from home. when they are not helping with recovery efforts they are recouperating on the uss wright. it is equiped with sleeping quarters and a common area. anna is live with an inside look. >> hello everybody at home. finding space for the thousands of volunteers who stepped up in the aftermath of superstorm sandy has proven to be a tall order. that's where this ship comes in, the ss wright. it is now home away from home for a couple hundred volunteers from the american red cross and fema core. they are staying together and eating together and playing games and watching sports together, yet it is in patriotic living quarters. and they are manning the 27 disaster recovery centers set up in the tri-state area. many are young and even just right out of high school. it is an interesting dynamic as many of the red cross volunteers are older. retired health care workers. it can be trying. being around storm victims and devastation at times is emotionally e
recover from the devastation of superstorm sandy. while lawmakers in new york and new jersey call it a good start. they add, it won't cover everything. peter doocy live with details. >> kelly, new york governor. rather new jersey governor chris christie and andrew cuomo initially asked washington for about 79 billion dollars to rebuild their states and they are now thanking the president for his 60.4 billion dollars commitment and the white house wrote a letter to congress yesterday that says these are funds necessary to finance a needed recovery effort and to help the the region prepare for future challenges, including future severe storms and coastal flooding, swells impacts associated with a changing climate. but, amid the debt debate in d.c., there are questions how easy it will be to get congress to write such a big check and speaker boehner's spokesman says we will review it and al rogers says it's up to congress to help those hurt by sandy, but also our responsibility during these tight budget times to make sure that the victims of this storm are getting the most of every s
billion in preventive measures in the event of another storm. monday marks six weeks since superstorm sandy slammed into the northeast. thousands of americans still suffering out there in the cold temperatures, and the tempers are flaring over fema's slow response and the lack of housing. >> it is the people in the area that have helped each other. forget red cross. forget all of these other agencies. it was the people that came from all over the united states to help the people. red cross don't deserve credit. they are here now because they are hereafter the fact. >> now good news on the horizon, one hopes, for victims needing shelter in new jersey. let's bring in new jersey congressman. thanks for being with us. as i understand it you got off the phone with the administrator yesterday evening. he finally promised by monday to provide some of the temporary housing. you know, the mobile homes and the trailers. but my goodness, everybody knew there were thousands of new jersey residents without a place to live six weeks ago. why would it take fema six weeks to do the obvious? >> they a
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